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Flu Shot Lags Among People with Psoriasis

...Too many people are avoiding the flu vaccine. [Editor's Note: The current public discussion around the search for a COVID-19 vaccine continues, but we do have a flu vaccine. Preventing the flu through vaccination saves...

Curing Psoriatic Disease: The Next Frontier

...NPF’s multi-disciplinary Cure Symposium aims to lead the way toward a cure. Flaky, painful skin. Joint soreness and deformities. Social embarrassment. Not only has Fred Finkelstein, a filmmaker with longstanding psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, lived through these experiences, ...

5 Reasons You Should Do a Facebook Fundraiser

...The social media platform makes it easy to support NPF with your own personal fundraiser – without costing you a dime. Learn how you can make a difference with just a few clicks. ...

Telemedicine Tears Down Barriers to Your Doctor

...No matter how far the distance between you and your health care providers, technology has helped to bridge the gap. [Editor's Note: This article was published prior to the COVID-19 pandem...

Mourning the Passing of Stephen Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

...Longtime NIAMS director was a friend to all he served. During the joy of the holiday season, the NPF family was saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of Steph...

3 Ways to Fight for Better Health Care – It’s Easier Than You Think

...An NPF volunteer uses her own experiences to make a difference for the psoriatic disease community. Access to health care has sparked nationwide debates, but no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, sharing your voice is a key component to effective legislative change....

Bridging the Gap Between Patient and Researcher

...In her role as a research ambassador for NPF, Carol Selby provides an important perspective to researchers and scientists. The National Psoriasis Fo...

Research Initiatives for the New Strategic Plan

...For NPF's new 5-year strategic plan, we're planning the greatest strides we've ever taken in research. Back in 2008, the National Psoriasis Foundation faced a...

The Forgotten History of Psoriasis Action Month

...It all began when one small organization broke through the static and captured the media’s attention. The media landscape in 1997 was nothing like the media landscape toda...

The Improbable Journey of PsA Maestro Philip Mease

...From barefoot doctor to world-renowned rheumatologist and researcher – meet our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. It was Aug. 14, 2003, and Philip Mease was on the brink...

Milestones on the Road to a Cure

...The 2019 Cure Symposium offered plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of psoriatic disease research. On May 30 and 31, 2019, in Seattle,...

No, It’s Not Contagious

...A Dominican-American man with psoriasis fends off the usual annoying questions, battles his anger, searches for the right treatment and helps raise awareness. I’ve be...

Top 10 Ways to Help NPF Support People With Psoriatic Disease

...You, too, can pitch in to build community, raise awareness and fund cutting-edge research. There’s a lot you can do to help NPF. We’ve put the top...

Mother and Daughter Bond Against PsA

...Nora Yechou has never known her mother when she wasn’t in pain. Here’s how PsA changed both their lives. It’s difficult to pinpoint the moment when the mother began asking the ...

4 Back-to-School Tips for Kids With Psoriatic Disease

...The start of a new school year may stir up emotions: fear of what others might say, or feeling self-conscious, lonely or depressed. We can help. Helping you and your child th...

Remembering Robert Ginsberg, an Early Friend of NPF

...NPF's former president and CEO looks back at one man’s lasting contributions to our success. Robert Ginsberg was a man of firsts w...

Top 4 Myths About Fighting for Your Own Cause

...Let’s get to the bottom of what it really means to be an "advocate." Advocating for patients is an integral part of the NPF mission to improve the lives of t...

Ready, Set, Walk!

...Team NPF Walk is the perfect way to join a community while supporting critical research initiatives. NPF’s community fundraising events are a driv...

Searching for Answers Through Science

...Researcher Charlotte Hurabielle-Claverie, M.D., finds joy in unraveling the mysteries surrounding psoriatic disease. The National Psoriasis Foundati...

Small Stories, Big Impact

...You can turn your personal experience into a powerful message that effects change for others living with a chronic disease. Storytelling is a large part of ...

Advocate for Knowledge: Turning Diagnosis Into a Cause

...How a lack of good information mobilized one volunteer to get involved and educate those in power. When Lynne Breaux Arapis started to experience p...

Remembering Stephen Katz, a Champion for Psoriatic Disease

...Six longtime members of our community pay honor to Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., a tireless advocate for our cause and a champion to everyone who faces life every day with psoriatic disease. ...

This Community Feels Like a Family

...Carol Ostrow backs us with her organizational skills. Today on Founders’ Week we talk to Carol Ostrow, vice chair of NPF’s board o...

Researching a Better Future

...NPF, building on 50 years of history, aims at the future with two transformative research initiatives. The National Psoriasis Foundation is celebrating its ...

NPF Salutes the Past and Ensures a Brighter Future with Founders’ Week

...You’re reading this story because of one of the most successful newspaper ads of all time. It was the summer of 1966...

Highlights From the First Year of Psound Bytes

...Our podcasts helps you to stay informed and live a healthier life. Here is just a sample of what we have in store for you in our Psound Bytes podcasts. Each pr...

How NPF Empowers Psoriatic Disease Researchers

...Nehal Mehta, M.D., is an NIH researcher with an impressive track record. NPF helped him get there. Interviewing Nehal Mehta, M.D., is like taking a crash course in speed-listening. In one short phon...

Finding Relief Through Rejection

...A native Uruguayan man gets help covering his treatment costs thanks to a bilingual patient navigator. Since launching in 2016, the NPF Patient Navigation Ce...

Help for a Weary Traveler

...An Indian mother visiting her daughter in Seattle turns to the PNC for help with her psoriasis. Since launching in 2016, the NPF Patient Navigation Center has he...

How to Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser in Just a Few Clicks

...It’s easy to start supporting NPF research with your own personal fundraising campaign. There’s no better way to support and spread awa...

Introducing the New Standard of Treatment for PsA

...NPF and the American College of Rheumatology release a pioneering treatment guideline. At the end of 2018, the National Psoriasis Foundation, in partnership with the Amer...

The Unexpected Dermatologist

...For our inaugural Founders’ Week, our friends reminisce about the NPF of years ago. Founders’ Week 2020 continues with today’s guest, Mark Lebwohl, M.D. Lebwohl is the Waldman Chair of Dermatology ...

What NPF’s History Looked Like While It Was Happening

...For our inaugural Founders’ Week, our friends reminisce about the NPF of years ago. To celebrate the work of our founders – Beverly Foster and the volunteers who launched a movement 52...

30 Years With NPF and Still Going Strong

...Learn about the impact Michael Laub had on the psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis community when he joined the NPF board of directors. Our Founders’...

Finding a Community, Gaining a Voice

...The Kumar family from Southern California discover that they are not alone and unite with others after attending a local NPF meet-up. The National Psoriasis Foundation was created in 1967 b...

Psound Bytes CME Podcast

...Offering “byte”-sized medical news updates for health care providers. What if my patient has cardiovascular disease? How is mental health impacted by psoriatic...

Progress and Success Through Collaboration

...What an Accelerated Medicines Partnership would mean for psoriatic disease. What happens when leading organizations and researchers come together to solve current ch...

3 Ways to Improve Your Telehealth Visit

...Meeting with your health care provider over video or phone can be a successful experience. When telehealth, also known as telemedicine, bega...

Gathering the Data

...Looking to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on those with psoriatic disease. The refrain has become all too common: There aren’t enough data; we need to know more. Yet each moment of ea...

Honoring the Past and Planning for the Future

...Robert Shoenberg remembers his late wife, Susan, by endowing early career research grants. Susan Schwartz met her future husband, Robert Shoenberg, at the University of Michigan in 1960. The...

A Message From NPF’s CEO

...Now, as much as ever, we are here for you. Dear Friends, In these uniquely challenging times, we want to reiterate our support for you and the en...

Two Centuries of Progress in One Short Timeline

...A look back at the discoveries and the daring ideas that lead us to the current era of psoriatic disease treatments. Research breakthroughs are born...

A Snapshot of Ongoing Psoriatic Arthritis Research

...Three NPF-funded researchers talk about their work. As our research portfolio, with your help, continues to grow, it’s a good idea to stop and take a snapshot of a few of our ongoing...

One Member’s Experience with Advocacy

... Richard “Rick” Seiden followed the usual trajectory for one of our volunteers: first he was diagnosed, then he discovered NPF, and finally he read something about NPF that click...

New Tools Take on an Old Disease

...Data collection alone won’t find us a cure for psoriatic disease. First we have to figure out what the data are telling us. You are only as good as your tool...

Payers Are Partners in the Care of Patients

...We know they care about cost, but what else? Even a casual observer would recognize that our nation’s health care system has undergone seismic cha...

Psoriasis Action Month is Here

...This August, we take action together, in support of our community. Each August, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) unites its community in a show of suppor...

3 States Pass Step Therapy Laws

...Even during a pandemic, your voice matters. In 2020, three states passed bi-partisan step therapy reform legislation, demonstrating that access to care issues need to be addressed, even during a pandemic. Ad...

National Psoriasis Foundation Stands with Science

...At NPF, we stand with the scientists and researchers finding new paths to understanding disease and treatment. In these times of uncertainty, we as a society are looking...

Downward Goat

...Julie Greenwood jumps on the latest in fitness trends – goat yoga – to help fund the fight against psoriatic disease. Fads have been sweeping the world ever since the Dutch went crazy for tulips in the 1600s...

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